[newbie] trying socket as a replacement for nc

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 13:59:47 CET 2013


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM, 88888 Dihedral
<dihedral88888 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is trivial to use UDP with
> forward error correction such as
> the CD in 1982.

This is another reason for moving to IPv6. With IPv4, the size of a
datagram is limited to 64KB, but with IPv6, you could carry an entire
CD's contents in a single message. You could not carry a DVD, though,
so Dihedral is quite correct to cite the CD here.

ChrisA



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